|Quinoa Granola Bars
There is no vaccine for it. Pretty much, all you can do is make sure your cat is screened for it before adoption. Pumpkin was a feral cat that we adopted from a friend who knew nothing about the disease and neither did we. Even our vet never mentioned it until Pumpkin got sick.
Kona and I are spending more time together. We just got back from an hour-long walk with lots of stops for Kona to dip in the irrigation canal. Now, it's time to snack on one of the Quinoa Granola Bars I recently made. Kona will have a few of her Hill's dental kibbles.
Quinoa Granola Bars
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes
- 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa grain, toasted
- 2 T. cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup yacon powder
- 1/2 cup yacon syrup
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Spray an 8-X-8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes in a large bowl.
- Spread 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa grains on a cookie sheet and toast in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
- Once cooled, add the toasted quinoa to the large bowl with the quinoa flakes. Stir in the cacao nibs. Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, mix together the yacon powder, yacon syrup and olive oil. Place over medium high heat and bring to a gentle boil. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and add to the quinoa flakes and grains. Stir until all the grains and nibs are coated and combined.
- Evenly pour the quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature. Cut into bars.
- Store in an airtight container and wrap individual bars and freeze for future snacking.